Worry stones are smooth stones with an indent that are said to ease stress and worry. Common to Buddhist meditation, it is said that a monk would start meditating with a smooth, round stone that would be rubbed with the thumb during meditation. Over the course of the monk's life, eventually an indentation would form, and this was a sign that the monk had reached enlightenment. Today, we sell these stones with the indentation already carved. Worry stones make the perfect gift for the worriers, the spiritual nomads, and will help focus those who can't seem to sit still.
Petrified wood is the common name for wood that has turned to stone. Wood begins a petrification process once it is buried in sediments with very little exposure to oxygen. Overtime, the mineral rich water from the soil will replace the organic cells of the wood with inorganic elements like carbon (black), cobalt (green/blue), chromium (green/blue), copper, (green/blue), iron oxides (red/brown/yellow), manganese (pink and orange), manganese oxides (black or yellow) and silica ( white/grey/blueish white) to name a few. This process can happen very quickly, in as little as 1000 years, and it is the combination of these minerals and colours that creates a truly unique fossil specimen each time.
This petrified wood specimen is from the Triassic age, and is approximately 220 million years old. A type of Araucarian petrified pine wood, this particular tree type is commonly referred to as the "Monkey Puzzle Tree" and is found in Madagascar.
Petrified Wood is used to connect with your past life, to get more grounded, or to stabilize emotions. Some believe these wood types can help with your composure and contentment with life. Petrified wood is a testament of resilience and strength, and is often associated with business success, making it an ideal fossil for entrepreneurs.
- Dimensions: 50 mm x 35 mm x 5 mm.
- Genuine stone.
- This item includes an information card about the stone.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
*Worry stones are made out of authentic stones, and no two are exactly alike. The item you receive may have slight variations from the one photographed.